You will be able to discover the most important highlights in the Chilean Lakes area: the Chiloe Island visiting the penguin colony and an amazing full day navigation to the village of Peulla. You also will enjoy a day of full adventure doing rafting
SEPTEMBER TO APRIL
Airport – Puerto Varas
Arrival and transfer to Puerto Varas, known as the “City of Roses”, located on the shores of Llanquihue lake. Here you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco and the beach in the summer months. Overnight in Puerto Varas.
This excursion allows us to visit the northern part of the Chiloe Island and the Gulf of Ancud. We will get to know its history and its forts, customs and legends. After traveling across the Chacao Channel, watching a large variety of birds and sea lions, we will get to the village of Chacao and will visit its church and have a look at this lovely place with its colorful wooden houses. We will continue our journey to Caulin, a characteristic cove whose activity is collecting seafood and seaweeds and growing oysters. It is also a privileged place because of the large number of migratory birds that get to it. Travel to the south west coast of the island of Chiloe to reach some islands in the Pacific Ocean where a colony of Magellanic and Humboldt penguins which can be seen in the summer season, from October until March. This is the only place in the Pacific where these species are found as they migrate in the summer season. Overnight in Puerto Varas.
Note: Penguin colony from October 15th until March 15th. From March 16th until October 14th visit to Castro instead
Navigation to Peulla
Today we will be driving along the shores of Llanquihue lake and passing through the town of Ensenada before we reach Vicente Perez Rosales National Park with its magnificent lush evergreen forests. A gravel road leads us to the famous Petrohue falls where we will stop and take a short walk to admire the series of rapids and waterfalls formed long ago by cooling lava from the volcanoes. Continuing we will reach the Petrohue pier where the modern catamaran departs to cross Todos los Santos lake. During the navigation you will be able to enjoy the magnificent presence of the Osorno, Puntiagudo and Tronador volcanoes with their different shapes and colours. After 2 hours of navigation we will reach Peulla on the Eastern end of the Todos los Santos lake. Here we will have time to explore the beautiful surroundings of Peulla. You can walk to the waterfall “Cascada de la Novia” through the native Valdivian rainforest. In the late afternoon we will return to Petrohue and by bus to Puerto Varas. Overnight in Puerto Varas.
Rafting Petrohue River
Pick up from your hotel in Puerto Varas and hop in our van for a scenic drive along lake Llanquihue to our base in Ensenada. The first contact with the raft is during a complete safety talk under the shade. Then we get geared up and drive 5 more minutes to reach the put in of the Petrohue river . The river flows out from Lake Todos los Santos and makes its way to Reloncavi fjord surrounded by snowcapped volcanoes such as Osorno, Calbuco and the antique chimney of Puntiagudo. We put in on a calm section where we can practice our strokes before getting into the action with the first rapid called “Ciao Seco” (good bye to dry) from here these are 13 kilometers of continuous fun filled class III and IV rapids like the tricky “Ese”, “Los Pollos”, “Queso Suizo” and “El Nadador” in between many more. We enjoy great places where to stop, climb on the cliffs and jump into this clear water. After 2 hours of this treatment we reach our take out and the changing rooms before heading back to the base for a locally crafted beer and some snacks. Drive back to Puerto Varas. Overnight in Puerto Varas.
Puerto Varas – Airport
Transfer to airport in order to board your departing flight.
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE PRICES BASED ON THE ACCOMMODATION SELECTED:
Package + Hotel Casa Kalfu
Package + Hotel Solace
Package + Hotel Bellavista
Package + Hotel Cabaña del Lago
Package + Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas
PRICES ARE PER PERSON AND BASED ON 2 PEOPLE SHARING DOUBLE ROOM. ASK FOR PRICES BASED ON SINGLE ROOM (SOLO TRAVELER), TRIPLE ROOM, GROUPS, ETC.
A deposit fee must be received at the moment of the booking. Once the deposit is received, a printable document describing the itinerary with all the information about each service involved will be sent. balance must be received within a minimum of 45 days before the arrival of the passengers.
In order to make the payments you have the following methods:
- Credit Card.
- Bank transfer.